the DOPPLER EFFECT
My enthusiasm for physics is on-going. My first intervention to physics was when I was studying for SAT 2 subject test in physics. Since I was a strong mathematician representing the school in various competitions, many teachers assumed I would also do the same in science. However, I experienced a complete failure. I didn't understand anything, and thought I had no talent in physics. However, one day, my whole view on the beauty of physics opened. I was walking in a street with my friend, and noticed a car passing me made a higher pitched sound when it was near me, and then made a lower pitched sound as it passed by. A concept I learned, the Doppler effect, suddenly struck my mind. I shouted at my friend, "That's the DOPPLER EFFECT!!". My friend obviously had no idea what I was talking about, but I was incredibly excited and happy that physics was something interesting. It might seem like a trivial event, but after that day, I started to understand concepts that I wasn't able to do so previously. I started to gain knowledge rapidly, and started to self-study and research more about physics. As I was doing this, I completed studying and taking tests of AP physics 1, C-M, calculus BC, and chemistry in half year; I became the school physics ambassador, which enabled me to interact and discuss more with the physics teachers; I started to run a physics club, running physics experiments. It wasn't a specific event that created my will and passion for physics, but the accumulation of the joy of understanding and applying the ideas of physics in real life. Now, I'm ready to learn more physics, whether it's more in depth or more new concepts, and to enjoy it.